Cancer Resources: National Resources

After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Personalized one-on-one customized telephone support for breast cancer patients. Patients are paired with trained, peer, breast cancer survivors (with similar diagnoses) for one-on-one support and mentoring

American Cancer Society

The ACS is a clearinghouse for charities and services available to cancer patients and their families.  When you call toll-free, 1-800-227-2345, you will speak to a Cancer Info Specialist (in Texas).  This operator takes your zip code, type of cancer, age, and the specific request for the type of assistance you need:  rent, utilities, mortgage, … Continue reading American Cancer Society

Cancer 101

A must have for anyone and/or their caregiver that has been diagnosed with any type of cancer. ‘Tool kit’ Navigator and planner includes file-o-fax and day-planners outlined and organized with a vast array of information on all aspects of cancer, treatments and care for patients, families, friends and caregivers. Website and planner are very well … Continue reading Cancer 101

Cancer and Careers

This excellent website covers all aspects of cancer and how it can/will affect your career.  It empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.   Founded in 2001 by Cosmetic Executive Women’s Board of Directors this unique site helps to empower and educate people … Continue reading Cancer and Careers

Cancer Care of NJ

Free, professional support services for anyone (men, women and children) in the U.S. affected by cancer.  A comprehensive resource with programs in counseling, support services, education, publications and financial assistance available on a local level.  Professional Oncology Social Workers help patients, survivors, children and families, caregivers and the bereaved. One-time application only for financial aid … Continue reading Cancer Care of NJ

Cancer Hope Network

Free confidential, one-to-one support via telephone for cancer patients and their families. CHN matches cancer patients and/or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and/or received treatment for a similar cancer experience. Patients are screened and matched by their emotional needs as well as informational needs. Patients matched across the US, Canada and … Continue reading Cancer Hope Network

Oncologist approved cancer information from American Society of Clinical Oncology. Everything you need to know about cancer and its treatment. A vast and thorough website of information, coping, survivorship and treatment choices.

Caring Bridge

Is an on-line space where a patient can connect, share news and receive support.  It’s your very own health social network, coming together on your personalized website at no cost.  Caring Bridge Sites are personal and protected making it easy to stay connected during any type of health event.  Family and friends can stay informed … Continue reading Caring Bridge

Casting for Recovery

This charming, national non-profit offers free, 2 ½ day fly fishing trips between April and November, in 35, states to any woman of any age (14+) at any stage of treatment for breast cancer. This quality of life program provides counseling and medical education incorporating fly fishing and promoting physical and emotional healing.